"Whilst my rates have stayed more or less the same, i have seen an increase in places trying to appoint at significantly lower rates than what is reasonable for someone with significant interim experience meaning that their ability to deliver is going to be limited by their ability to recruit someone with the levels of experience and deliverables they expect, but I just walk away from these and find alternative roles." - Survey respondent
The Commercial and Financial sectors have not been untouched, however. Within the Infrastructure, Business & Support Services sector we have seen our clients who outsource from Central Government tighten their belts significantly in the wake of austerity measures and in preparation for the post-Brexit world.
We are yet to experience the direct Brexit impact in my sector but the shockwaves could be paradigm-shifting because of the high number of low-paid foreign labour, particularly in the Cleaning, Catering and Construction sectors.
This dynamic of uncertainty and subsequent pressure on spend makes it all the more imperative that the interim providers and interims work hard to demonstrate value for money and deliver ROI.